The Belief and Practice of Dāna in Khmer Traditional Ceremonies

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Thach Hai Giang


The purpose of this paper is to explore the Belief and Practice of Dāna of Khmer
People through their traditional ceremonies and to study generally the concepts and
significance of Dāna of Khmer People as well as the general practice dāna of them in Chol
Chnam Thmay Ceremony (Khmer New Year) and Bun Phchum Bind Saen Donta Ceremony
(gratitude to ancestors), and showing about the methods practice dāna that have a lot of
important benefits of Khmer people on the occasion of traditional ceremonies and relation
with Theravāda Buddhism.


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Hai Giang, T. (2019). The Belief and Practice of Dāna in Khmer Traditional Ceremonies. The Journal of International Association of Buddhist Universities (JIABU), 12(1), 266–275. Retrieved from
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